We joined a small group of mixed ability surfers while we were up in Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed our session with Adam. The mixed nature was no problem for Adam and he was able to give us all individual tips that helped us improve through the session.
If anyone is in the area and is looking for a surf lesson then I would highly recommend Blue Coast. You're a superstar, Adam.
My son and daughter have really enjoyed their surf lessons with Adam at Blue Coast Surf & Paddle. Great addition to Cullen beach and look forward to trying out the coasterering next. Thoroughly recommend 👌
I have been taking surfing lessons with Adam at Blue Coast most Sundays since early July after a recommendation from a friend and it is one of the most fun experiences I’ve had.
He is extremely professional and clearly very passionate about what he does and even though I’ve been doing lessons in a group setting, he makes sure everyone gets one on one time with pointers on how you can improve.
I’m 36 years old and never surfed before but have discovered that it’s never too late to start. Whether you fancy trying it alone or in a big group you won’t be disappointed and will be made to feel very welcome.
I visited Blue Coast for a first go at surfing and loved it. Adam was brilliant with the group, knowledgeable and a great instructor. I enjoyed myself and the instruction so much I went back up two days for stand up paddle boarding. Top notch
Our surfing lesson was great fun! Adam is an excellent teacher. We spent plenty of time in the water. We can't wait to go back!
Bought a session for granddaughter. She thoroughly enjoyed the day and the two staff members there ensured that she was getting well educated in the practicalities of surfing. On the way home she said she needs to come again and is keen on increasing competency. Thoroughly recommend Adam and his team for attention to detail . Definitely return for a few more lessons
Booked both a surf lesson for my son and a SUP lesson during the summer, both were great days out. Adam is a great teacher, read the abilities of everyone in the group and ensured all had a great time. All equipment was in perfect condition and had great photos emailed though after the lesson.Would highly recommend, and will be back next year.
Great, it was great fun, Adam is a great teacher and put us in a good mood. We were there in September when it was 12°C and it wasn't cold with the wetsuits in the water. Perfect location on the beach.
🏄🏼♀️Just had the most amazing time at Blue Coast Surfing! 🌊 Adam, our instructor, was an absolute gem. He was patient, fun, and made our surf lesson incredibly enjoyable 🤙🏼🏄♀️ I can't recommend Adam enough for anyone looking to catch some waves and have a blast while doing it! #SurfingFun #BlueCoastSurf&Paddle #AdamRocks 🌊
Terrific surf lessons. All quality equipment provided. Adam is an excellent and attentive teacher who came across as genuinely invested in making sure everyone had the best experience. He’s also very communicative and helpful in the run up to the sessions and a very approachable and friendly person.
My grandsons think Adam is brilliant! He is patient, informative and helpful. My boys love learning with him!
Great experience again! This is the second time I have booked with Blue Coast, first time having a go at Surfing and really enjoyed it. Looking to return again with more of the family before the end of the season to do the Coasteering.
Adam deserves 6 stars!! We did a couples surf lesson and Adam was great. Super chilled and a great instructor. Don't let the Scottish water put you off. The wetsuits he provides keep you super toasty and the beach is a great spot to learn on. Get yourself booked with here and you will be hanging 10 in no time!! Highly recommend this experience
Absolutely brilliant family surf session with Adam! There were nine of us in total - 4 adults and 5 children aged 9 to 14, and we all loved it! We all managed to stand up (sort of 😅) thanks to Adam’s patience and expertise, and we’re really keen to give it another go. Also, the photos Adam took were excellent, and a great memento of our holiday 🙏🏼
Had my first surfing Lesson today with some work friends. We absolutely loved it, Adam had a calm manner and explained everything really well. We left the lesson planning our next one. I would highly recommend Blue Coast. Thank you!
I arranged a surf lesson for my niece and I was able to stay with her because she is only 7. Adam was excellent, explaining everything and spent time with everyone in the water. The lesson was better than the one I had in Perth Australia.
Adam is brilliant. His mastery of the surf and paddle board, is like first class. How the hell does he stay in those waves? Must be witchcraft or thousands of hours and skill. We did 3 sessions with Adam. SUP family session, SUP Tour and Surfing lesson. All very fun, informative and safe. Adam is an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable about the sea/wild life.
Fantastic surf lessons delivered by Adam, who is an excellent teacher with great knowledge.He provided the right amount of support in the water combined with time on your own to hone your skills.
Well organised activity. Adam is very friendly, approachable and a good instructor. My granddaughter did the three day package had a great time and learnt a lot, thanks.
Adam and his team are amazing. After 6 lessons my girls have learnt alot and enjoyed the time in the sea come rain, hail and sun!!
would definitely reccomend.
The amount of water safety that has been taught has been passed on. We will be back next year!
Cullen offers ideal & safe conditions for beginning / improving surfers; mellow green waves & long rolling whitewater. Our friendly instructors are all qualified beach lifeguards, in the water with you to help you choose waves and give feedback. We look forward to welcoming you at Blue Coast!
Please bring a towel, sunscreen, and water. We recommend you arrive with swimwear on (for under your wetsuit) as it makes it easier to get changed at the beach.
If you're a beginner, we'll cover beach & ocean safety, and introduction to surf equipment, wave selection and catching broken waves independently, and pop-up technique (standing up). Depending on your level and the conditions of the day, we will move on to cover speed control, turning left and right, paddling out and the turtle roll, catching unbroken green waves, angled takeoffs, bottom turns, and cutbacks.
We only use the highest quality equipment; warm 5mm thick wetsuits and a range of surfboards for all different abilities.
All of our coaches are qualified lifeguards, in the water with you to help you choose waves and give feedback.
1:8 maximum instructor to student ratio. Personalised teaching to your ability and goals.
Cullen beach offers ideal & safe conditions for beginning / improving surfers; mellow green waves & long rolling whitewater.
Lessons are offered to all ages - we don't believe anyone is too young or old to try surfing!
Give the gift of surfing to a loved one. Not just a memorable experience; it might change their life!
Whether you're on your own or with a group of friends, all are welcome at Blue Coast. We're focused on providing the best possible experience for your needs.
Want to hire equipment after your lesson and surf all day? No worries. Would you prefer a private lesson? No problem.
We offer group discounts for larger groups: corporate & workplace team-building / stag & hen dos etc. Contact us to enquire.
Surfing is a brilliant group activity for the whole family. Your age, fitness, or surf experience don't matter; fun will be had by all!
An ideal way to make memories together on your visit to Cullen.
See our booking system for special prices on family group lessons.
Is it your first time trying surfing? Something you've always wanted to do together? Maybe one of you has more experience?
Surfing is a great way to spend some time together in the sea and create lifelong memories, and maybe a lifelong surfing habit!
See our booking system for special prices on couple's lessons.
We ask that everybody taking part in our surf lessons can swim unaided. During a beginner surf session there is no need to go any deeper than standing waist-depth water as you’ll be practicing in broken waves.
All ages are welcome to join us surfing! Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult on the lesson.
You're never too old to get in the sea and have a go!
The water temperature in the Moray Firth ranges from 7-15°C. We find our high-quality 5mm thick winter wetsuits keep our customers toasty, as well as gloves, boots, and hoods if needed. We've had no complaints! You should be warm and comfortable for the duration of your lesson with us.
Try a beginner surf lesson as this activity takes place in waist depth water, with a surfboard that floats, and you will have an instructor with you the entire time; we work with you to develop your confidence in the water. If you're nervous around the ocean we encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss your concerns in advance of your lesson and put your mind at rest.
Providing you meet the minimum requirement of 50 metres swimming capability and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can participate.
Surfing is more physical than paddleboarding but you will be able to progress in either sport at your own pace, and all activities can be adapted to you; fun will be had by all.
We have a wide range of wetsuits to cater for all shapes and sizes.
There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone is unique. However, we hope to get everyone standing and getting a feel for the board in the first session. We suggest taking 4-5 lessons to get a comfortable grasp of the basics; improving on stability and control of the board, and getting longer rides!
Our focus in the first lessons is teaching you the basics while having a lot of fun. We focus on water safety, catching waves and standing up on your board in the white-water surf zone. If you want to progress towards intermediate level, paddling out back (beyond the broken waves) and riding along the face of green unbroken waves, you will require more lessons.
We'd suggest taking 4-5 lessons to begin with and getting a comfortable grasp of the basics, and then practicing on your own while coming back for the occasional lesson to progress further, learn more advanced techniques, and ensure you're not developing bad habits. The best way to get better at surfing is consistent guided practice over time, on the right equipment and in the right conditions. We offer 3 Days Surf Lessons and 5 Days Surf Lessons packages, Surfari Surf Trips, as well as equipment hire and a WhatsApp group with updates on conditions to help you do this.